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Soden Blake Hopwood ’31

Soden Blake Hopwood ’31, July 22, 2004, in King City, Oregon. Blake received a BA from Reed in mathematics, and following graduation, worked in the circulation department of the Oregonian, where he became an auditor. In this capacity he traveled throughout Oregon and Washington. In 1935, following an interest in the stock and bond market, Blake took a job as a trader for a local investment company. He married Sue Goodwin in 1938, and they had one son. During World War II, Soden worked in the general contracting field first for a company connected with the Portland shipyards, and then for a company invested in highway and logging construction in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. He retired in 1970 as the office manager, accountant, and estimator for the company. That same year, he and his wife moved to the adult community King City. In retirement, he was active in recreational sports, especially lawn bowling, playing bridge, gardening, and travel. After the death of his first wife, he married Barbara Williamson Munson in 1988. Survivors include his wife, his son and 4 stepsons, 16 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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